WORKING CLASS

AICCTU Achieves Recognition as Central Trade Union Organization

Founded in 1989 in its Chennai conference, the All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) has achieved the status of a recognized Central Trade Union Organization (CTUO). AICCTU represents the trend of revolutionary trade unionism in the working class movement

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Construction Workers Struggle Against Demonetization

On 9th January the Construction workers of Puducherry organized massive protest in front of Labour Commissioner’s office under the banner of AICWF demanding relief of Rs. 5000 to every construction worker from the Puducherry Construction workers welfare board. The other

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AICCTU Protests Against Factory Closures

On 13th December the workers of a closed factory, DXN Herbal Manufacturing India (P) Ltd., a manufacturer of food supplements, took out a protest. The management retrenched the entire work force in 2013 without paying the terminal dues. An Industrial dispute

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Chittaranjan Loco Workers’ Conference

The 2nd Conference of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) Railways employees Union was held at Chittaranjan on 18 December. The Conference resolved to build up the resistance against privatization of CLW and against 100% FDI in railways. The Conference hall was named after

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Airport Workers Strike: Need For Taking the Bull By its Horns!

[This write-up is a sequel to the one carried in March, 2006 issue of Liberation, Privatisation Takes Off! Labour Rights Crashland!, on privatization of Delhi and Mumbai airports.] Around 14000 employees of Airport Authority of India (AAI), led by the Joint Forum

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Contemporary Working Class Issues and Struggles

(In view of the approaching May Day 2008, we have a brief overview of some of the ongoing trends in the working class movement, and an account of some recent struggles.) The relentless onslaught of the policies of liberalization notwithstanding, the

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Indian Working Class Celebrates

Emergence of the Indian working class British colonial rule had a twofold impact on societal development in India: (a) destroying the elements of capitalism that were naturally emerging from within the Indian variety of feudalism and (b) on the ruins

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Reports from State

AICCTU National Council Meeting Towards 7th National Conference

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Construction Workers in Delhi March Against Price Rise

Flagging off the CPI(ML)’s fortnight-long campaign against price rise, construction workers in Delhi marched under the banner of All India Central Council of trade Unions (AICCTU) to the Delhi Secretariat from Bhagat Singh Terminus today. Raising spirited slogans,

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Interview with a Maruti Trade Unionist in Gurgaon on the eve of May Day

With the boom in car sales, automobile corporations are earning huge profits; but this is at the cost of ruthless exploitation of the workers in these factories. In the past few years, there have been many workers’ struggles in this

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Struggles of tea garden workers in Assam

Sipped with lime and honey in expensive china by manor dwellers and savoured in tiny chipped glasses with milk and sugar by commuters in Indian railway stations, Assam tea is a household name for most lovers of the brew. However

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AICCTU Initiative :

Towards All India Conference of Construction Workers

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